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Beyond Respiratory: Exploring the Multi-Systemic Impact of COVID-19

Recently, a commentary by Dr. Amesh Adalja in MedPage Today argued that treating COVID-19 similarly to other respiratory viruses is a flawed approach given the virus's broader effects on multiple organ systems. This viewpoint challenges the conventional understanding of COVID-19, highlighting the need for a nuanced strategy in managing the virus. Unlike respiratory syncytial virus…

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Impact of COVID-19 on Infection Dynamics in Cirrhotic Patients: A Comprehensive Analysis

Infections, primarily those resulting from multi-drug resistant bacteria, are a leading cause of increased morbidity and mortality among patients with cirrhosis. It is essential to understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has potentially influenced the infection patterns in these patients due to various restrictive measures in place globally. The following study aims to highlight and compare…

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Navigating the FDA’s Revised Authorization and Ensuring a Seamless Transition from Emergency-Use-Labeled Paxlovid to Approved Labeling

In December 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer's novel antiviral drug Paxlovid, ushering in a new tool for managing severe COVID-19 cases in individuals with a high risk of serious illness. By May 2023, the FDA had further validated Paxlovid's efficacy by approving its new…

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Exploring the Correlation Between the COVID-19 Pandemic, Race and Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections

In the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant surge in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) which raised alarms among healthcare professionals. Understanding the factors contributing to this alarming trend was, however, not well-established. In response to this challenge, investigators connected to Advocate Health, based in Charlotte, NC, conducted a comprehensive study…

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Unmasking the WHO’s Updated COVID-19 Guidelines: A Critical Review by Healthcare Experts

Public health experts are voicing concern over the potential risks introduced by the World Health Organization's (WHO) updated guidelines for COVID-19 prevention and control, targeting healthcare workers, patients, and the community. According to Lisa Brosseau, ScD, CIH, an infectious diseases and respiratory protection specialist, these guidelines fail to acknowledge proven mechanisms of viral dissemination and…

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Investigating Nosocomial Acinetobacter Baumannii Outbreaks Amid the Pandemic: Possible Risk Factors and Preventive Measures

During the COVID-19 pandemic, an alarming surge in patients carrying multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) has been observed across various healthcare establishments worldwide. Specifically, distinct outbreaks of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB), an MDRO, were identified in five intensive care units (ICUs) of a university hospital in Berlin, Germany. This rise of MDROs presented a significant challenge to…

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Strategizing Infection Prevention: Unraveling the Efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 Protocols in Healthcare Settings

Recent research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases scrutinizes the effectiveness of infection prevention (IP) protocols, specifically those implemented during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, in safeguarding healthcare workers and patients against the virus. While infection prevention measures have served as fundamental tools against infectious diseases in healthcare settings for decades, their potency in the face of SARS-CoV-2…

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Exploring the Sterilization Services Market: Insights and Trends for Infection Prevention Professionals

In light of escalating global concerns about hospital-acquired infections and surgical procedures' need for rigorous infection prevention and control protocols, the sterilization services market is experiencing exponential growth. This expansion reflects combined driving forces including the burgeoning geriatric populace, the growing prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, and government initiatives…

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Kingston Health Sciences Centre Reinstitutes Pandemic-Era Masking Protocols Amid Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Prominent regional healthcare institution, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), has recently announced a return to the masking protocols that were mandated during the peak periods of the pandemic. This decision applies to both Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu, in anticipation of the oncoming cold and flu season. The hospital's preventative measures extend beyond public service…

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